The Hilltop Monitor takes first place in MCMA contest


William Jewell College’s student newspaper, The Hilltop Monitor, received several accolades during the Missouri College Media Association 2023 contest. The paper won first place in sweepstakes for obtaining the most total points awarded, second place for best overall paper and third for its website.

Ten students placed during the contest and their achievements are as follows:

Anna Bodine

  • First place for feature page
  • Third place in sports writing
  • Honorable mention for cover design

Alee Dickey

  • Third place for editorial writing

Tarryn Fredde

  • Second place for entertainment review

Alexis Harper

  • First place for cover design
  • Second place for investigative reporting

Arafat Karim

  • First place in sports writing

Mary Leniton

  • Second place for in-depth news reporting

Teresa Mainzer

  • Third place for feature page
  • Honorable mention for editorial writing

Jonas May

  • Third place for investigative reporting

Ethan Naber

  • Second place for in-depth news reporting
  • Second place for editorial writing

Koda Rose

  • First place for informational graphic
  • First and third place for cover design
  • Third place for feature page